Davy Russell riding Sir Des Champ who, along with Don Poli, looks set to fly the Mullins flag in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins says he views the upcoming Christmas action as a vital barometer of his horses’ progress but the champion trainer will hope the Lexus C(...)

A section of the roof which was blown off the Colaiste Cois Life School on Castle Road, Lucan, Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

About 800 homes are expected to remain without power overnight as ESB emergency repair crews work to restore power services in the west of the country(...)

Racegoers struggling with the high winds at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A lot can be said for Irish fortitude in the pursuit of tradition. If something is simultaneously traditional and unbearable, tradition will win the d(...)

Met Éireann yesterday issued its most serious weather warning – code red – for six counties, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford, and a severe weather warning for the rest of the country.  Photograph: Eric Luke

As storm-force winds lashed the west coast of Ireland last night spot flooding was reported in a number of coastal counties and power cuts were exp(...)